Randy David Wells...graduated from Belleville
East (IL) High School...was selected by Cubs in the 38th round
of the 2002 June draft out of Southwestern Illinois College in
his hometown of Belleville, Ill...the Randy Wells Foundation has
hosted a charity golf tournament in his hometown of Belleville,
Ill., the past four years...benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation...in August 2010, hosted "The Red Dirt Fest" in Chicago, a charity concert that raised funds for Children's Memorial
Hospital Children's Cancer Division in Chicago...participated in
the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Cubs Caravan events.2012Missed the season's final 8 weeks on the Iowa disabled
list, and had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on July 25...
went 1-2, 5.34 (17 ER/28.2 IP) in 12 games/4 starts with the
Cubs and 3-3, 7.89 (38 ER/43.1 IP) in 9 starts at Iowa (AAA)...
began the year at Triple-A, but had stints with the Cubs from April
21-May 2 and May 19-June 26...was designated for assignment
on June 27 and outrighted to the minors June 29...on Iowa 7-day
disabled list from July 15-end of season with a right elbow strain,
and had surgery July 25.
CHICAGO-NL: Had fewest games and innings in the majors
since 2008...went 0-2, 7.04 (12 ER/15.1 IP) in 4 starts and 1-0,
3.38 (5 ER/13.1 IP) in 8 relief outings...opponents batted .313
(35-112) in majors, as he permitted 24 walks against 14 strikeouts...pitched at least 4.0 innings in one of 4 starts with Cubs,
issuing at least 4 walks in all 4 starts...permitted runs in 5 of
8 relief outings...first batters were 4-for-7 with a walk...allowed
one of 4 inherited runners to score.
IOWA: Opponents in the Pacific Coast League batted .295 (52-
176), as he allowed 7-or-more runs in 3 of his 9 starts...allowed
only one run in wins on May 10 at Fresno (6.0 IP) and July 3
at Nashville (5.0 IP)...his last outing of the year was July 14 at
Omaha, taking a loss (1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R-ER).2011Randy missed almost two months of the season after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain,
April 8, after just one start...in 23 starts, he went 7-6 with a 4.99 ERA (75 ER/135.1 IP), 82 strikeouts and 47 walks...Tossed his first career complete game and shutout, August 29 in
San Francisco...threw his second complete game, September 25 at
St. Louis...Rode a career-high five-game winning streak, August 2-September 4...he went 5-0 with a 3.09 ERA (16 ER/46.2 IP) during the streak (seven
starts)...Produced a 3.15 ERA (23 ER/65.2 IP), a 6-1 ledger, 38 strikeouts, 15
walks and a .227 average against in 10 starts (one complete game),
July 23-September 10...Recorded a career-high and team-high tying two complete games (tied
with Matt Garza)...Logged a 4.04 ERA (40 ER/89.0 IP) and went 6-3 in 14 second-half
starts...was 1-3 with a 6.80 ERA (35 ER/46.1 IP) in nine starts prior
to the All-Star break...Went 3-3 with a 4.97 ERA (35 ER/63.1 IP) in 11 road starts compared
to a 4-3 ledger with a 5.00 ERA (40 ER/72.0 IP) at home (12 starts)...Went 6-4 with a 4.03 ERA (47 ER/105.0 IP) when tossing 6.0 or more
frames (16 starts) compared to a 1-2 mark with an 8.31 ERA (28
ER/30.1 IP) when tossing fewer than 6.0 innings (seven starts)...Opponent batted .167 (24-for-144) against him with two outs, tied for
lowest in the bigs with Atlanta's Tommy Hanson (min. 140 opponent
at-bats)...Twice needed just three pitches to record three outs in an inning...Elias points out the last hurler to accomplish the feat at least twice in a
season was Cleveland's Bob Wickman, who did so three times in 2005...Ended August 4-0 with a 3.32 ERA (15 ER/40.2 IP), 27 strikeouts, eight
walks and a .192 average against in six starts (one complete game)...Was 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA (7 ER/7.2 IP) in two minor league rehab
appearances with Single-A Peoria and Triple-A Iowa.2010In his first full season with Chicago, Randy went 8-14 with a 4.26 ERA (92 ER/194.1 IP) in 32 starts, walking 63 and striking
out 144 ... his 18 quality starts were second-most on the pitching staff.
... Received the fourth-lowest run support among National League hurlers at
3.4 runs per start ... the Cubs scored three or fewer runs in 27 of his 32
starts, and two or fewer runs in 22 of those games.
w Chicago plated just 22 runs in his 14 losses (1.9 per game),
compared to 52 runs (5.2) in his eight wins.
... Logged a 3.84 ERA (38 ER/89.0 IP) and was 4-7 in 14 second-half
starts ... was 4-7 with a 4.61 ERA (54 ER/105.1 IP) in 18 starts prior to
the All-Star break.
... Was 3-0 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) in five starts through
... His win, April 30 vs. Arizona, extended his winning streak to a career-best
four games, dating to the 2009 campaign.
... Went winless in his next 11 starts, May 6-June 28, going 0-6 with a 5.76
ERA (38 ER/59.1 IP).
... Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings, May 22 in Texas.
... Did not record an out and gave up five runs on six hits, May 28 vs. the
Cardinals ... was the first Cubs starter to not record an out since Geremi
Gonzalez, April 2, 1998 at Florida.
... Tossed 7.0 or more innings in four-straight starts, July 3-23, going 2-1
with a 1.26 ERA (4 ER/28.2 IP) while limiting the opponent to a .223
... Recorded 19.0-consecutive scoreless innings, July 17-28, tying for the
longest on the club with Carlos Zambrano ... was 0.1 innings shy of his
19.1-inning run, April 5, 2008-May 23, 2009, to start his career.
... Finished July with a 2-2 ledger and a monthly-best 1.83 ERA
(7 ER/34.1 IP) in five starts.
... Garnered a 2-1 mark with a 1.59 ERA (4 ER/22.2 IP), 13 strikeouts and
five walks in his final three outings, September 14-29.2009After starting the season at Triple-A Iowa, Randy was recalled by Chicago in early May ... he went 12-10 in 27 starts while
leading Cubs starting pitchers with a 3.05 ERA (56 ER/165.1 IP).
... The 12 victories and 165.1 innings pitched are the most for a Cubs rookie
since Kerry Wood had 13 wins and 166.2 innings pitched in 1998.
... His 27 starts are the most for a Cubs rookie since Mike Harkey made 27
... Led N.L. rookies in starts ... finished second in wins and innings pitched
while his ERA ranked third ... was fourth with 104 strikeouts.
... Surrendered two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his 27 starts ... however,
he collected only 10 wins in those 18 outings during which he averaged
6.1 innings and a 1.40 ERA.
... Began the season with 14.0 scoreless innings of work in his first three
starts, increasing his career-opening scoreless innings streak to 18.1
with the Cubs and 19.1 overall... Is the only pitcher on record to toss 18.1 innings to begin his
Cubs career ... previously, Albert Spalding began his career with
18.0 shutout innings in 1876.
... Went 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA (26 ER/81.1 IP) in 13 road starts ... was 7-5
with a 3.21 ERA (30 ER/84.0 IP) in 14 home starts.
... Posted a 7-2 record with a 2.27 ERA (20 ER/79.1 IP) in 13 starts
against N.L. Central opponents.
... Held right-handed batters to a .221 batting average ... left-handed hitters
posted a .310 average.
... Twice won a season-high four consecutive starts: June 21-July 6 (2.36
ERA) and July 18-August 3 (2.73 ERA).
... Left with the lead in his first two starts of the season, May 8 at Milwaukee
and May 16 vs. Houston, but settled for no-decisions in both.
... Tossed a career-high 8.0 shutout innings en route to his third-straight win
in the Cubs' 12-0 blanking of Houston July 29.
... Cubs scored 17 runs while he was on the mound August 14 vs.
Pittsburgh and 12 runs July 29 vs. Houston ... the team averaged just 2.9
runs per game while he was on the bump in his 25 other starts.
... Began the June 2 contest in Atlanta with 6.2 no-hit innings before
Chipper Jones singled to left ... departed the game with a 5-1 lead, but
the Cubs fell, 6-5, in 12 innings... Collected his first career hit off Kenshin Kawakami (single).
... Struck out a career-high 10 hitters in his final start, October 3 vs. Arizona.
... Started the campaign in Iowa, going 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA (8 ER/26.0 IP)
in five starts.2008Randy was selected by Toronto in the major league portion of the 2007 Rule 5 Draft, but was returned to the Cubs organization
April 16 ... he went on to earn Pitcher of the Year honors at Triple-A Iowa and made the major league roster in September... Selected by Chicago September 9 and opened his Cubs career with a
4.1-inning scoreless streak, spanning three appearances September 17-
21 ... held opponents hitless over that span, yielding just two walks.
... Made his Cubs debut September 17 vs. Milwaukee, tossing a perfect
ninth inning with a strikeout.
... Was shut down for the remainder of the year with right forearm soreness
after 1.0 inning of work September 21 vs. St. Louis.
... Made his major league debut with the Blue Jays, tossing a scoreless
ninth inning April 5 vs. Boston.
... Went 10-4 with a 4.02 ERA (53 ER/118.2 IP) in 27 appearances (19
starts) with Iowa ... his 10 wins and 102 strikeouts were both team highs.
... Ranked fifth in the Pacific Coast League with a 4.02 ERA ... he struck out
102 batters and walked only 34 in 118.2 innings, an average of 7.7
strikeouts and 2.6 walks per 9.0 innings.
... From May 20-June 10, went 4-0 in five starts with a 0.96 ERA (3
ER/28.0 IP), allowing just 20 hits and punching out 27 over that span.
... After the All-Star break, went 3-0 in his final eight games (seven starts)
of the Triple-A regular season.
... Made two starts for Iowa in the playoffs vs. Oklahoma ... earned the win
in Game One September 3 ... working on three days rest, he took the loss
in Game Five September 7.2007Spent the entire season with Iowa (AAA) of
the Pacific Coast League in the Cubs organization...
Opened the season in the starting rotation, making
three starts (1-2, 11.08) before being moved to the
bullpen...Made nine starts overall for Iowa...Was 1-2, with a
4.39 in his remaining six starts...LIKES THE 'PEN: Held opponents
to less than a hit per inning, while striking out 63
over 56 IP out of the bullpen...Recorded two saves and
three of his five wins were out of the bullpen...21 of his 31
appearances in relief were longer than 1.0 innings.2006Split the season between Double-A West Tennessee
and Triple-A Iowa, combining to go 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA (49
ER/131.0 IP)...Started the year at West Tennessee and
struck out 54 batters before being promoted to Iowa in
June...Struck out a season-high nine batters May 26 at
Carolina in 7.0 innings of work...Appeared in 13 games (12
starts) for the Iowa Cubs ... Gave up two or fewer earned
runs in seven of his starts...Had a four-game win streak
June 29-July 14.2005Combined to go 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA (34 ER/108.0
IP) for Daytona (A) and West Tennessee (AA)...Spent the
majority of the season at Daytona, where he went 10-2 with
two saves in 41 games (10 starts)...Earned a selection as a
Mid-Season All-Star in the Florida State League...Appeared
in six games for West Tennessee in two stints on the
Diamond Jaxx roster...Picked up his first save at the Double-
A level June 16.2004Went 6-6 with a 4.43 ERA in his first full season as a
pitcher...Appeared in 36 games for Lansing (A)...As a reliever, went 2-0 with a save and a 4.86 ERA in 21 games
...Picked up the first save of his career May 10 against
Peoria in a 4.0-inning relief stint...Earned his first career win
April 29, allowing one run over 5.0 innings...Fanned a season-
high eight batters in back-to-back starts August 17 and
August 22.2003Spent most of the season at Lansing (A) before being
converted to a pitcher...Batted .149 (10-67) in 24 games
for the Lugnuts and saw action at catcher, pitcher and first
base...His lone pitching appearance was July 2 at West
Michigan, retired all three batters he faced in 1.0 inning of
relief...Made three relief appearances at Mesa (R) at the
end of the season ... Went 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA with four
walks and four strikeouts.2002Began his professional career with Boise (A), where
he batted .188 in nine games (3-16, 2B) ... Ended the season
with Mesa (R), appearing in 14 games as catcher and
batting .146 (6-41, 2B).